Tuesday, August 19, 2008

“Kol Tuv”

Yesterday, it seems, Ricki finally got homesick. She called up (via her volunteer’s cell phone) to say that she missed me. But she agreed that she was also having a great time. But, after all, she OUGHT to miss me after 6 days!
And if you ask what I have been doing with her gone, I will answer “Wasting way too much time.” But one thing I did do was re-view a video on speech problems in children with Down syndrome. In the section on pragmatics, they mentioned that we all use set “scripts” when doing certain things, like closing a phone conversation. And these can be learned. My “script” for finishing phone conversations is “Kol Tuv” (“Be well”).
Now if I hadn’t heard that video yesterday, I’m not sure I would have noticed Ricki’s sign off: “Kol Tuv”. That’s my girl!


Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Thank you for visiting my blog earlier! If she waited 6 days before calling you - that's great. I had a hard time at camp when I went, and didn't even last a day before calling my mom!

Kim Ayres said...

Just wanted to say hi, and thanks for taking the time to visit and comment on my blog.


rickismom said...

We phoned her about once evey two days, but only now did she say that she misssed us and made an effort to call.